Cop suffers minor injuries in Aspen T-bone crash

Jason Auslander
The Aspen Times

An Aspen police sergeant suffered only minor injuries Thursday after his car was struck by another vehicle on Highway 82 near Truscott, Assistant Police Chief Bill Linn said.

Sgt. Rob Fabrocini was westbound Thursday morning when he attempted to pull over a driver in the eastbound bus lane, Linn said. Fabrocini tried to turn around in stop-and-go traffic and was waved through by another driver but ended up being T-boned by another car driving east in the bus lane, Linn said.

The lane is for buses and emergency vehicles only.

The new model Ford that Fabrocini was driving was struck near the passenger-side rear door and is probably totaled, Linn said.

Fabrocini, a longtime Aspen police officer and avid skier, was banged up but not seriously injured, Linn said.

The driver who struck his vehicle was cited for failing to obey a traffic control device.